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post #511 of 841
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Originally Posted by 32oz View Post

I don't believe there is icon customization, if there is that's one feature I haven't figured out yet.

That seems particularly daft to me. Why shouldn't you be able to customize the tiles? And what determines their color?
post #512 of 841

Building a new rig, I guess I have to purchase a retail of Windows 7 Full then Upgrade $40 to Windows 8? I'm not seeing Windows 8 Retail Full anywhere.

post #513 of 841
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Originally Posted by djriful View Post

Building a new rig, I guess I have to purchase a retail of Windows 7 Full then Upgrade $40 to Windows 8? I'm not seeing Windows 8 Retail Full anywhere.
Windows 8 oem is the new full version. There is a personal use clause in the licencing that will let you transfer it as long as it's being used by the original owner.
Edit: source http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.aspx
Edited by Cavey00 - 10/29/12 at 5:48pm
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Looks like I didn't fix my Skype issue, maybe someone can help me out. While using the Skype app everyone can here me and I can hear them but once I Alt + Tab they can no longer hear me and I can't hear them. I checked let it run in background but so I'm at a lost. When I restart my PC it works again ie I can Alt + Tab. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Know a fix?
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post #515 of 841
Is there any way of disabling Aero (Or whatever it's called in Win8)? I used to disable Aero on Windonws 7 while gaming to free up some vram, but I can't find a way of doing it here in Windows 8 PRO and it is using a lot of vram compared to Windows 7. eek.gif
    
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post #516 of 841
Win8 doesn't have Aero...
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

That seems particularly daft to me. Why shouldn't you be able to customize the tiles? And what determines their color?
tile colors are controlled in the registry. you can change the actual icons on the tiles for programs by right clicking their shortcuts in %appdata%/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs and changing the icons there. they will then show on the startscreen with the new icons on the tiles.
 
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post #518 of 841
Wow.... I don't like that Microsoft merge with Skype. Secondly, it forces everyone to use a Microsoft account which I never ever going to use it at all.

I'm glad I only pay $15. Those features are totally useless for me. I use my own company emails.
post #519 of 841
Can someone open Task Manager > More details > Performance > Memory
On the right side it says Speed, does it match the speed your memory is running at?
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post #520 of 841
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Win8 doesn't have Aero...

Doesn't have Aero but still has the features Aero had, by GPU accelerating, which means more vram usage.
    
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